Brick spill on I-15 walls off inside lane near Parowan

PAROWAN — Traffic was slowed on Interstate 15 near mile marker 75 in Parowan Thursday evening when a truck pulling a flatbed trailer full of bricks lost its load.

The Cedar Communications Center received a call about the incident at about 5:18 p.m. The trailer had been traveling northbound on I-15 and somehow got off the side of the road, dumping the load of bricks it was carrying into the median, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said.

UHP officers assisted the driver in loading his bricks back into the trailer, which took just over an hour.

One lane of traffic was blocked off while the brick spill was cleaned up. The closed lane added to the traffic congestion, but some backup was also due to drivers slowing down to take a look at the scene, Royce said.

“The inside lane was closed for a time because the truck was still in the lane,” Royce said, “but (officers) were able to detach the truck and move it out of the way.”

The driver of the truck was not issued a citation, Royce said.  He was able to drive away from the scene with the trailer and bricks.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders and others on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • Beavan October 2, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    So no citation for failure to secure load or failure to maintain lane? Why? Will they be billed for the services of the state troopers?

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